Springfield Area Educational Foundation (SAEF) Applauds Arts and Achievers Hall of Fame Induction
Springfield Area Educational Foundation (SAEF) Applauds Arts and Achievers Hall of Fame Induction

The Springfield Area Educational Foundation (SAEF) is pleased to announce its Arts and Achievers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held recently at the Springfield High School. This year’s event honored inductees for 2021 and 2022, as the induction/luncheon has been postponed throughout the pandemic.

The Hall of Fame program and SAEF seek to applaud extraordinary individuals across the three A’s spectrum – arts, achievers and athletics. The Arts and Achievers Hall of Fame Induction ceremony takes place annually each May. Students, teachers and community contributors can be inducted into the Halls of Fame via nomination and SAEF committee vote.

The ceremony honors exceptional individuals, who through example, inspire a new generation of students, teachers and staff in the Springfield School District and community.

This year, SAEF had seven inductees enter the Arts Hall of Fame and six people enter the Achievers Hall of Fame.


The Achievers Hall of Fame inductees:

 

Induction Year

Name

Title

Graduation Year

2021

Susan Hallam

Entrepreneur

1979

2021

Charles Gallagher

University Professor

1980

2021

Jon Yost

Military

1985

2021

Michael French

Business Leader, Father

1972

2022

Doug Gramiak

Journalist, Public Service

1984

2022

Brad Miller

Public Service

1973


The Arts Hall of Fame inductees:

 

Induction Year

Name

Title

Graduation Year or Years of Service

2021

Devon Gilfillian

Musician, Songwriter, Performer

2008

2021

Valerie Broussard

Singer/Songwriter

2009

2021

Richard Linn

Musician, Music Educator

1973

2021

Paul Kerrigan

Theater Director, Teacher

2004 - 2020

2022

Kevin Cooper

Music Educator

1990-2019

2022

Anne Marie Scalies

Theater Performer, Promoter

1994

2022

Dave Ash

Technology Educator, Coach

1984-2020

See more info about SAEF and the opportunities it provides to local students at www.saef.net.

(l. to r.):  Brad Miller; Virginia & Nelson Gilfillian (for Devon Gilfillian); Jon Yost; Doug Gramiak; Charles Gallagher; Dave Ash; Paul Kerrigan; Anne Marie Scalies; Michael French; Kevin Cooper & Richard Linn.

(Missing from photo: Susan Morgan Hallam and Valerie Broussard)